Here are Organising Committee Members
University of Missouri-St.Louis
Thomas F. George(chancellor/professor emeritus) served as chancellor and professor of chemistry and physics at the University of Missouri-St. Louis from 2003 until his retirement in 2019. Prior to that, he was chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, provost at Washington State University, dean of science at SUNY-Buffalo, and promoted by age 29 to full professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester. He received his B.A. degree (Phi Beta Kappa) with a double major in chemistry and mathematics from Gettysburg College, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at age 23 from Yale University, with postdoctoral appointments at MIT and UC-Berkeley. Tom research specialty is chemical/materials/laser/nanophysics, including nanomedicine. He continues to be an active researcher with 800 papers, 9 authored and 27 edited books. His awards include the Marlow Medal from the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), Medal of Honor from Gulf University for Science and Technology in Kuwait, and Diploma of Honour from Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences in Finland. He holds honorary doctorates from the University of Szeged in Hungary and Phranakhon Rajabhat University in Thailand, and he has been elected as a foreign member of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology. As a hobby, he plays jazz keyboard and has performed throughout the country and overseas in Bosnia, Croatia, China, Hungary, Kuwait, Oman, Romania and Russian Siberia. Tom has been married since 1970 to Dr. Barbara Harbach, Curators Distinguished Professor Emeritaof Music, former chair of the Department of Music, director of the School of Fine and Performing Arts, and director of Women in the Arts at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. They are the proud owners (actually, servants) of four cats - two tortoise females (Luna and Stella) and two younger, mischievous males (Jeremiah and Jarrett).
Portland State University
Ephraim Suhir is on the faculty of the Portland State University, Portland, OR, USA, Technical University, Vienna, Austria and James Cook University, Queensland, Australia. He is also CEO of a Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) ERS Co. in Los Altos, CA, USA, is Foreign Full Member (Academician) of the National Academy of Engineering, Ukraine (he was born in that country); Life Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the Society of Optical Engineers (SPIE), and the International Microelectronics and Packaging Society (IMAPS); Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS), the Institute of Physics (IoP), UK, and the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE); and Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Ephraim has authored 450+ publications (patents, technical papers, book chapters, books), presented numerous keynote and invited talks worldwide, and received many professional awards, including 1996 Bell Laboratories Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) Award (for developing effective methods for predicting the reliability of complex structures used in AT&T and Lucent Technologies products), and 2004 ASME Worcester Read Warner Medal (for outstanding contributions to the permanent literature of engineering and laying the foundation of a new discipline Structural Analysis of Electronic Systems). Ephraim is the third Russian American, after S. Timoshenko and I. Sikorsky, who received this prestigious award. His most recent awards are 2019 IEEE Electronic Packaging Society (EPS) Field award for seminal contributions to mechanical reliability engineering and modeling of electronic and photonic packages and systems and 2019 Int. Microelectronic Packaging Societys (IMAPS) Lifetime Achievement award for making exceptional, visible, and sustained impact on the microelectronics packaging industry and technology.
University of Waterloo
Dr. Dayan Ban is a Professor of Nanotechnology Engineering in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of the University of Waterloo. He received a B.Sc. and M.A.Sc at the University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in 2003. During 2001-2002, he was a visiting scientist at Nortel Networks Optical Components, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Ban was on staff at the Institute for Microstructural Sciences of the National Research Council, Ottawa, from Sept. 2002 to Oct. 2005. He was a visiting scientist with the Research Lab of Electronics at MIT in 2009. Dr. Ban is a senior member of IEEE/LEOS and a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. He has over 20 years experience in designing, fabricating, characterizing optoelectronic devices as well as in scanning probe microscopy technique. Dr. Ban has authored or coauthored over 200 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings and has contributed two book chapters and ten patents/patent applications.
London South Bank University
Dr Jian-Guo Zhang has 30 years of active research on optical fibre communications and avionics optical data buses. From 1988 to 1990, he was a research engineer of Avionics Data Bus Group in the Development Division of Chengdu Aircraft Company, China, working on MIL-STD-1773 optical fibre avionics data buses, MIL-STD-1553B avionics data buses, and effect of impulsive noise on the performance of digital communication systems. From 1995 to 1999, he was an Assistant Professor, then an Associate Professor of Telecommunications at the Asian Institute of Technology (an autonomous international postgraduate institute supported by Governments of the industrial world, international organizations (e.g., World Bank and Asian Development Bank), various foundations, other public and private-sector donors). Dr Zhang was an invited Senior Research Scientist of Communications Laboratory at the Helsinki University of Technology (HUT) in Finland, before he joined the London South Bank University as a Senior Lecturer of Telecommunications Engineering in January 2001. He has been teaching and conducting research in the areas of optical fibre communications, high-speed communication networks, and microwave photonics, respectively. He has published over 100 international journal papers. Dr Zhang is a recipient of Young Scientist Award from 1995 URSI/IEEE International Symposium on Signals, Systems and Electronics, 1996 URSI Young Scientist Award from International Union of Radio Science (URSI), Best Paper Award from the Second International Symposium on Communication Systems, Networks and Digital Signal Processing; Co-recipient of Third-Prize Paper Award from the China Association for Science and Technology in 2009; Co-recipient (together with Prof. Yiyuan Xie of Southwest University and Dr Guijin Wang of Tsinghua University) of 2017 Third-Prize Natural Science Award from Chongqing Municipality, China. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (IOP) in UK and The Higher Education Academy.
University of Waterloo
Michael Reimer joined the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) in 2015 as an Assistant Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department. After receiving his BSc in Physics at the University of Waterloo, Reimer spent two years in industry at JDS Uniphase as an R&D Engineer. He then went on to earn his MSc in Engineering Physics at the Technical University of Munich in Germany. In 2010 he obtained his PhD in Physics at the University of Ottawa/National Research Council of Canada. From 2009 to 2014, Reimer was a postdoctoral researcher at Technical University of Delft in the quantum optics lab of Professor Val Zwiller where he developed solid-state quantum devices. During that time, Reimer made a huge impact in the development of single photon and entangled photon sources based on shaped nanowire heterostructures, as well as nanowire-based single electron devices and efficient nanowire avalanche photodiodes. In 2013, he was also an integral part of a recent start-up company, Single Quantum, developing highly efficient single-photon detectors based on superconducting nanowires. His research will focus on the development of quantum photonic devices and optical approaches needed to advance quantum information science and technologies, as well as to test fundamental questions in quantum photonics.
University of Calabria
Luigi Maxmilian Caligiuri, graduated Magna cum Laude in Physics in 1995,from 2001 is full professor of Physicsand, from 2013 also the director of Foundation of Physics Research Center (FoPRC), an independent research organization devoted to advanced research in Physics. From 2014 to 2016 he has been Executive Director of the Scientific Projects Divisions at International Society for Space Science (ISSS). He is expert member of the International Engineering and Technology Institute (IETI) and of International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM).From 2019 he belongs to European Quantum Flagship and is invited member of CEN-CENELEC Focus Group on Quantum Technology. From 2020 he belongs to SAI Science and Information Organization. Currently, he is also visiting professor at International Institute of Invincible Rhythms of India. He has published over one hundred papers in peer-reviewed international journals of physics and engineering and is editorial board member of many international journals in the fields of theoretical and applied physics. From 2019 he is Bentham Science Open Ambassador for Italy. His latest books as author are Frontiers in Quantum Computing, published by NOVA Science Publisher in 2020. He has received several international achievements and awards for its scientific and research activity. His most recent interests include, in particular, the development of coherent quantum field theory and its application to different fields (including fundamental physics, cosmology, biophysics, quantum computation, quantum information and artificial intelligence) and the physics of tachyons. He is considered a world expert in Quantum Hypercomputing and Coherent Quantum Field Theory.
University of Caen Normandie
Magali Morales obtained her PhD in Physics from the University of Grenoble in 1999. Since 2002, she is an associated professor of the University of Caen Normandie. She joined the CIMAP laboratory where her main research activity focused on structural and microstructural characterizations of III nitrides heterostructuresin order to optimizehigh electron mobility transistors performances by using mainly high resolution X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscopy
Dr Guy Le Lay, Professor Emeritus at Aix-Marseille University (France), is the 2021 laureate of the Fernand Holweck Medal and Prize jointly awarded by the Institute of Physics in the United Kingdom and the French Physical Society (IOP/SFP) for pioneering the realization and study of the emerging properties of new two-dimensional allotropes of silicon, germanium, tin and lead, and coined artificial Xenes. He is an expert in NanoScience and Synchrotron Radiation, serving for eight years as a member of the European Round Table on Synchrotron Radiation and Free Electron Lasers. He has also collaborated with the ESA and the NASA as co-PI of the Mercuric Iodide Crystal Growth experiment inside the First International Microgravity Laboratory (IML-1) onboard the Discovery shuttle, in January 1992. During his career, he has chaired and organized a large number of international Schools, Workshops and Conferences and served in many UNESCO, NATO, EC, international, national and regional panels and expert committees.
Chunfu Zhang, Professor in Xidian University, China. He received the B.S., and M.S. degrees from Xidian University, Xian, China, in 2002,and 2005, respectively. And he received the Ph.D. degree from the National University of Singapore in 2010. Now he is currently with the School of Microelectronics, Xidian University, Xian, China. His research interests include the wide bandgap semiconductor devices, perovskite solar cells, photodetectors and other novel semiconductor devices. He has published more than 190 research papers and obtained more than 40 Chinese patents.
Xingjun Wang is a professor in the Department of Electronics, School of EECS. He obtained his B.E., M.E. and Ph.D. degrees from the Dalian University of Technology, China in 1999, 2002 and 2005, respectively. From 2007 to 2009, he was a JSPS postdoctoral follow in Department of Electronic Engineering, University of Electro-Communications, Japan. In 2009, he joined Peking University, and is currently a full professor at Peking University. His research interests include the Si based light source and Si optoelectronic integration chip for high speed optical communication. Dr. Wang has published more than 150 papers on international journals and conference proceedings. Advanced Materials, Applied Physics letter, Optics Letters, Optics Express, Journal of Applied Physics, IEEE Photonics Technology Letters etc. 70 papers have been SCI indexed. The citation reaches 700 times. Now he is the lead guest editor for a special issue of Micro/Nano photonics in Advances in Condensed Matter Physics. In 2013, he was selected New Century Excellent Talents by Ministry of Education, China, In 2015, he was selected first Young Chang Jiang Scholar by Ministry of Education. Dr. Wang has more than ten research projects including NSFC, 973 programs, 863 project, etc. His research achievements are summarized as follows: 1) Silicon based light source: High efficient Er silicate light materials and high gain optical amplifier (3 Appl. Phys. Lett, 1 Opt. Lett. 1 J. Appl. Lett. 1 IEEE Photo. Tech. Lett.) Electrical pump Er silicate light emission diode (2 J. Appl. Lett. 3 Opt. Mater). 2) Silicon based integrated photonics chips for high speed optical communications, the minimum phase deviation 90 degree silicon hybrid based on wedge-shaped waveguide structure (Opt. Express, and ACP conferenc post-deadline). The most efficient modulation Silicon MZI modulator and BPSK, QPSK phase modulator (3 Opt.Express). The successful implementation of active and passive optoelectronic devices integration, including 1D grating, 2D grating, modulators, detectors, mixers, and polarization beam splitter/combiners. Realize silicon 100 Gb/s transmission rate based on Si integrated transmission and receiving chip. (1 JJAP and 5 international conference invited talks)
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Dr Che Azurahanim Che Abdullah (Dr CACA) is currently the Head of the Material Synthesis Lab and Associate Professor of Nanobiophysics at the Advanced Institute of Technology, Universiti Putra Malaysia. She strives to balance her teaching, research, and service obligations at a level that is commensurate with her position. Her research focuses on multidisciplinary research based on nanotechnology for industrial, environmental and health applications. She also has an exceptional ability at the interface between material science, biotechnology and semiconductor will be very important in the 21st century both scientifically and economically. Nanostructured semiconductor metal oxides are key in the development of most electronic devices and solar cells. She serves as the supervisor to 11 postgraduate candidates as main supervisor and published papers in top-tier reputable international journals. As project leader, she received more than RM500,000 in total research funding. She served as international conference ambassador, technical program committee, editorial board member and reviewer for several journals. She is frequently invited as local and international speakers for seminars, workshops, and conferences. She was awarded several awards, such as the Young Educator Award, the Visiting Fellowship at Universitas Airlangga, the ACP lectureship award and the Global Asian Women2Win. She was also involved in various youth and community projects (mobility and science programme) locally and internationally. As she became more involved in science, she increasingly felt that the academic community had a duty to participate in matters of public concern research, openness to innovative ideas, and devotion to the advancement of others. As an excellent researcher, she currently led the NANOTEDD (www.nanotedd.com) research group and university start-up. NANOTEDD was formed to initiate and encourage research activities while the start-up is to commercialize her research products. Her research efforts to date have led to publication of more than 40 refereed papers and more than 20 presentations of her research at national and international levels.
Horia Hulubei National Institute of Physics and Nuclear Engineering
Lucian N. Cojocariu joined the Romanian LHCb Group at the Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering (IFIN-HH)in December 2013. Since then, he is an associate member of the Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) experiment at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Previously, from 2008 until 2013, he was a research assistant at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (FIESC) from Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava (USV). With two B.A. degrees, first one in Applied Electronics and the second in Engineering and Management, he obtained in 2012 a M.S. degree in Computers and Communication Networks from FIESC. In 2017, he received a Ph.D. degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from USV. Lucian research and development activities are focused on radiation hardness qualification of CMOS integrated circuits with application for Large Hadron Collider (LHC) experiments.Over the last years, he was involved in testing of state-of-the-art ASICs and commercial off-the-shelf FPGAs for LHC mixt-field radiation environment. Also, he is actively involved in the LHCb Upgrade Program Phase Ia by contributing to the front-end readout electronics, now in the phase of installation and commissioning for the new photo-detection system of two Ring Imaging Cherenkov (RICH) sub-detectors.
The LNM Institute of Information Technology (Deemed University)
Prof. Ganesh D. Sharma is working as Senior Professor of Physics and Dean (Research and development) at The LNM Institute of Information Technology (Deemed University), Jaipur (Raj.), India since Dec 2014. He also the leader of centre for nano-materials and nanotechnology. Prof. Sharma obtained his Ph.D. degree from India Institute of Technology in 1985 and after than he had joined as Assistant Professor at JNV University, Jodhpur (Raj), India in Nov 1985. After than he had appointed as Professor of Physics and Electronics in 2004, in same university and continue upto Noy 2014. In 1989, he had been awarded young Scientist Award by CSIR, Government of India and a prestigious BOYCAST Fellowship by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India in 1990 to work as Visiting Scientist at Department of Electrical and Computer Science, The state University of New Jersey for two years. His area of Research is Organic solar cells, nanocrystalline organic-inorganic hybrid solar cells and fuel cells, organic electronics and nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage and published more than 320 research papers. He had research collaborations with different International and National research organization.